Monaghan’s Eimear McAnespie in action against Briege Corkery of Cork in the Ladies Senior All-Ireland Football Championship semi-final. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

A gender gap in fitness among teenagers – as highlighted in the recent results of the 2016 Irish Life Health Schools Fitness Challenge – is to be expe(...)

William O’Brien is looking to remain in his role in the OCI. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Acting president of the Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) William O’Brien has admitted to travelling business class to the Rio Olympics while athletes(...)

Ireland’s Andrea Brewster and Saskia Tidey on their way to 12th place in Rio.  Photograph: William West/AFP/Getty

As the new Olympic quadrennial gets under way, Irish veteran Saskia Tidey has started training with Team GBR, with the goal of representing Britain in(...)

Stephen Colvert is free to compete but continues to try and clear his name after he received a two-year doping ban in 2014. Photograph: Inpho

Reports of inconclusive or subjective analysis in the positive doping case of Irish sprinter Steven Colvert have been described as “unchallenged theor(...)

The secretary general of the Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI), Dermot Henihan, arrives at a police station to be questioned over  matters of  Olympics ticketing  in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on August 23rd, 2016. Photograph: Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP/Getty Images

The Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) has said it has legal advice that there is no impediment to it co-operating fully with the Government’s non-statu(...)

Minister of State for Sports Patrick O’Donovan: “It is appropriate that the inquiries in Brazil are allowed to conclude before anything else.” File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Minister of State for Sports Patrick O’Donovan has supported calls for the Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) to appear before an Oireachtas committee. (...)

Paddy Barnes: ‘As it gets closer to the fight, I just lie there in the dark. I’m not in a good way. The team know to leave me alone.’ Photograph: INPHO/Gary Carr

Paddy Barnes will have billions of eyes on him this coming Friday. The Belfast-born boxer has been given the honour of carrying the Irish flag into th(...)

Food supplement labelling or advertising must not make claims about preventing, treating or curing disease, or make any reference to doing so. The label must include: A warning not to exceed the stated recommended daily dose.

Regulation The Food Safety Authority of Ireland is responsible for regulating food supplements under various European Directives transposed into Iris(...)

My doctor told me I can’t have protein shakes anymore.  “No whey!”

‘My doctor told me I can’t have protein shakes anymore.” “No whey!” Lame gags aside, something that is no joke is the booming dietary supplement in(...)

Aileen Reid on her way to finishing sixth in the Baku European Games last year.Photograph: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

She’s had her highs and lows over the past year, illness interrupting her training for lengthy spells, but along the way triathlete Aileen Reid secure(...)

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